Tuesday, November 15, 2011
where we stayed. what we ate. what we did.
i left my heart in san francisco.
in fact, every time i leave that city, i leave a little piece of my heart with it. it's familiar yet different, ritzy yet down-home, historic yet chic. it's everything i love about urban living. it's walkable, small (only seven square miles), and excellent for people-watching. i miss walking to work and everywhere else, never worrying about where to park or designating a driver or the skyrocketing price of gas. i miss quirky neighborhoods like the haight and the castro, and dirty (but ethnic and interesting) ones like the mission.
ah, san francisco.
i'm smart enough to know the grass is always greener on the other side, though, which is why i'm completely happy with my choice to live in portland and go back to visit sf as often as i can. last weekend, jeff and i went back to visit. we saw old friends, spent a day wandering the city, ate breakfast in the mission and sipped espresso in soma, and took the train to palo alto for the oregon football game.
here are some photos of where we stayed, what we ate, and what we did.